As it has for the last 20 years, U.S. News & World Report recently unveiled the 2010-11 Best Hospitals rankings. The rankings recognize 152 hospitals out of nearly 5,000 that were considered that show exemplary care. Fourteen of the hospitals make the “Honor Roll,” recognizing a hospital’s extraordinary care in more than one specialty.
Pediatric patient is one of three in the U.S. to receive heart, lungs and liver in one operation July 16, 2010 Texas Children's Hospital in Houston has performed the hospital's first triple-organ transplant on a 16-year-old Brenham resident. The patient, Taylor Sherrouse, underwent a 13-hour surgery on Tuesday, June 22 to replace her heart, lungs and liver, which had been severely damaged by cystic fibrosis.
ADELAIDE, Australia (AP) — An American surgeon sentenced earlier this month to seven years in prison for killing three patients and permanently harming another is appealing his conviction, a report said Thursday. Indian-born U.S. citizen Jayant Patel, 60, was convicted of three counts of manslaughter and one of causing grievous bodily harm while he was a surgeon at a hospital in Queensland state from 2003 and 2005.
The National Trauma Institute (NTI), a non-profit organization dedicated to funding trauma research in the United States, launched a powerful awareness and giving campaign in the heart of New York City today. While the images in the 15-second message may disturb some, trauma surgeon and NTI chairperson Dr.
The research, presented at the International Congress on Obesity in Stockholm, also indicated that obesity usually develops before the age of 20 and that most people are unlikely to develop obesity later in life. More than 5,000 military conscripts took part in the study, starting from age 20 through to age 80.
Lyle Moran, Associated Press Writer Two years after passing a law that required medical companies to disclose some of their gifts to doctors and banned others, there is a push in the Legislature to strike down the law. The 2008 law banned giving away sporting event tickets, tickets to the theater and vacation trips.
July 14, 2010 Demonstrating the set-up and use of the HD-XOscope during a single level anterior cervical diskectomy (C5-6, case 7. The magnified surgical views were taken directly from the HD-XOscope and transferred to DVD prior to editing.
July 15, 2010 Patient handoffs increase the risk of medical errors. As residency hours are restricted, more of these handoffs will take place. It’s imperative that this source of error be minimized. Vineet Arora, associate director at the University of Chicago’s Internal Medicine residency, is one of the nation’s authorities on patient handoffs.
May you never be an interesting case. That’s a cautionary proverb familiar to medical professionals. While it’s bad to get sick, it’s much worse to get sick with something uncommon or unusual. The more fascinating a case is for doctors, the more difficult it is for patients.
Covidien offers the Duet TRS™ Reload with Tissue Reinforcement. The Duet TRS Reload is an endoscopic stapler used in laparoscopic surgery to transect and staple tissue. The Duet TRS Reload is the only stapler of its kind that comes preloaded with a synthetic absorbable reinforcement material on each anvil and cartridge.
Interrad Medical, Inc. recently received FDA 510(k) clearance of its SecurAcath Universal™ Subcutaneous Catheter Securement System. The SecurAcath Universal System can reduce costs by decreasing the time required to secure, maintain and remove catheters. The device design allows for improved catheter site cleaning and minimizes catheter motion which may reduce catheter-related infections.
Rich Antoine, product manager for surgical tables at MAQUET, discusses with Surgical Products the latest developments in surgical tables, how they’ve evolved to accommodate bariatric patients, and what facilities looking to purchase new tables should know for the future.
Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius has announced the final rules regarding the expanded use of electronic health records (EHR). “For years, health policy leaders on both sides of the aisle have urged adoption of electronic health records throughout our health care system to improve quality of care and ultimately lower costs,” Secretary Sebelius said.